Chief Big Eagle (Waŋbdí Tháŋka). Mdewakanton Dakota Sioux. Minnesota. 1864. Big Eagle (c. 1827 – 1906) was the leader of a band of Mdewakanton Dakota Sioux in Minnesota. In 1862 he and his band joined Taoyateduta and took part in a Sioux uprising. He eventually surrendered. Despite his death sentence, and his tribal importance, President Lincoln pardoned Big Eagle in November 1864.
Decision at the Crossroads: Battle of Corinth. Keith Rocco. Corinth, October 4, 1862 On the morning of October 4, 1862, nearly 20,000 Confederates under Major General Earl Van Dorn launched a massive assault on Major General William S. Rosecrans' 20,00 Federal soldiers defending the interior line of Corinth's entrenchments. Here the Federals converge on the Rebel breakthrough to contain & then throw it back.